1926 in New Zealand

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1926 in New Zealand
Decades:
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Population[edit]

A census was held in March 1926.

Male Female Total
Usually resident population 716,310
(51%)
687,330
(49%)
1,403,640
Overseas Visitors 3,333 1,167 4,500
Total 719,643 688,497 1,408,140

Incumbents[edit]

Regal and viceregal[edit]

Government[edit]

The 22nd New Zealand Parliament continued with the Reform Party governing.

Parliamentary opposition[edit]

Main centre leaders[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Writer and adventurer Zane Grey first visited New Zealand, helping to popularise big-game fishing
  • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research established
  • Pavlova reportedly created by a Wellington hotel chef in honour of the visit of Anna Pavlova
  • Ash eruption of Red Crater, Mount Tongariro
  • Dr Leonard Cockayne publishes the first part of Monograph on New Zealand beech forests, which argued that the forests could be managed with a rotation of 80–120 years, but warned about overgrazing by deer.[3][4]
  • 15 April: By-election in Eden, won by Rex Mason (Labour). As a result, Labour became the dominant party in opposition, with 12 seats compared to the Liberals' 11.
  • 15 November: The Balfour Declaration asserts the right of New Zealand and other dominions to exist as an independent country.
  • 3 December: Nine miners died in an explosion in the Dobson coal mine near Brunner

Arts and literature[edit]

See 1926 in art, 1926 in literature, Category:1926 books

Music[edit]

See: 1926 in music

Radio[edit]

See: Public broadcasting in New Zealand

Film[edit]

See: 1926 in film, List of New Zealand feature films, Cinema of New Zealand, Category:1926 films

Sport[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • The 35th National Chess Championship was held in Dunedin, and was won by S. Crakanthorp of Sydney, his second title.[5]

Cricket[edit]

  • New Zealand, along with India and the West Indies, is admitted to the Imperial Cricket Conference, increasing the number of test playing nations to six.

Golf[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Harness racing[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Soccer[edit]

  • 1926 Chatham Cup won by Sunnyside (Christchurch)
  • Provincial league champions: [10]
    • Auckland: Tramways
    • Canterbury: Sunnyside
    • Hawke's Bay: Whakatu
    • Nelson: Athletic
    • Otago: HSOB
    • South Canterbury: Colmoco
    • Southland: Ohai
    • Taranaki: Auroa
    • Waikato: Huntly Thistle
    • Wanganui: Woollen Mills
    • Wellington: Hospital

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Exact date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

  • 1 October – Suzanne Aubert (Sister Mary Joseph), missionary nun (born 1835)
  • 9 October – Sir Arthur Myers, politician, mayor of Auckland (1905–09) (born 1868)
  • 18 October – Sir James Carroll, politician (born 1857)
  • 26 October – Frederick Pirani, politician (born 1858)
  • 7 November – Henry Baker, cricketer (born 1904)
  • 7 December – Charles Purnell, journalist, newspaper editor, writer (born 1843)
  • 12 December – Jane Preshaw, nurse, midwife, hospital matron (born 1839)
  • 22 December – Mina Arndt, painter (born 1885)
  • 23 December – Joseph Frear, builder (born 1846)
  • 28 December – Robert William Felkin, medical missionary, explorer, ceremonial magician (born 1853)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics New Zealand: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1990. ISSN 0078-0170 page 52
  2. ^ "Elections NZ - Leaders of the Opposition". Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Cockayne, Leonard (1926). "Monograph on New Zealand beech forests". N.Z. State Forest Serv. Bull (4). 
  4. ^ "New Zealand plants - timeline - 1900 to 1949". University of Auckland, School of Biological Science. 
  5. ^ List of New Zealand Chess Champions Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "PGA European - Holden New Zealand Open". The Sports Network. 2005. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  7. ^ edited by A. H. McLintock (1966). "Men's Golf - National Champions". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  8. ^ List of NZ Trotting cup winners
  9. ^ Auckland Trotting cup at hrnz.co.nz Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "New Zealand: List of champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. 

External links[edit]

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